Before taking a short but well deserved break from work during the holidays, we had the chance to discuss Achille Mbembe’s On the Postcolony, published in English in 2001 by University of California Press. This time we were visited by our member Kaarle Wirta, who is finishing his PhD in Leiden University, give us a short but interesting introduction into this very enticing work.
This past Tuesday Åbo Akademi University was visited by historians from Dalarna University (Sweden). To kick the day off we had a morning meeting with introductions, interesting discussions and future planning. Later that noon, Hanna Hodacs gave a lecture on Early modern globalization for masters students.
In the afternoon we had a very fun and exciting research seminar with compelling text and discussions that lasted for several hours. Before wrapping up the day we still had time for a study circle session on recent developments concerning spatial theories. The resulting discussion from the study circle will soon appear as a podcast episode.
All in all it was a very inspiring day and furthered the collaboration between the two universities while producing new exciting ideas and material for the Global history lab.
In this episode of GHL podcasts we discussed “Empires in World History” (2010) by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper. The discussion is in Swedish.
The Global History Lab sat down to discuss David Harvey’s highly influential “The Condition of Postmodernity”, first published in 1990. Listen to it here on youtube.
“Klasskamp på svenska”, freely translated into “Class conflict in Swedish” is a project including many GHL members, led by Holger Weiss. The journal Ny Tid recognised it recently in this article (in Swedish) published on November 17, 2017.